The Senator John Heinz History Center is committed to providing exhibits, programs, and public spaces that are inclusive and accessible for all visitors.
Heinz History Center
- Accessible parking is available in the surrounding parking lots.
- The History Center galleries are wheelchair accessible.
- Many exhibits have videos with closed captioning and induction loops.
- Service animals are always welcome.
- A map of the History Center is available at the admissions desk.
- Accessible restrooms are located on floors 1, 2, 3, and 6.
- Visitors are welcome to nurse anywhere they feel comfortable. A private nursing room is located on the 6th floor.
Wheelchairs: A limited number of manual wheelchairs and baby strollers are available to visitors on a first come, first served basis located in the 1st floor coat room.
Sensory Bags: Sensory bags containing fidgets, noise reducing earmuffs and earplugs, sunglasses and a flashlight are available to borrow (at no cost by leaving an ID) on a first come, first served basis in the Museum Shop.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs): The History Center offers personal amplification systems for all General Public and Adult tours as well as all Public Programs such as talks and lectures. Our ALDs consist of a single earpiece and a receiver and are also compatible with T-coil equipped hearing aids. ALDs are available to borrow at no cost by leaving an ID.
Sign language: Sign language interpreters are available for tours and programs with advance notice to ensure availability. To schedule a sign language interpreter, please contact the group tour coordinator, Christina McElwain, at 412-454-6304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support staff: The History Center will grant free admission to any therapeutic staff support, counselor, doctor, therapist, or nurse that accompanies a visitor.
The History Center’s accessibility coordinator is Allison Herrmann. She can be reached at email@example.com or 412-454-6374.
Fort Pitt Museum
Please contact the Fort Pitt Museum directly at 412-281-9284 for their accessibility information.
Please contact Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village directly at 724-587-3412 for accessibility information.